Facilities: Stadium & Arena
- Retractable Roof a Gamble for Falcons' Stadium
by Matt Kempner August 2017
In a perfect-ish world, the super-expensive retractable roof on the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta would, you know, retract.
- Capital One Arena New Name of D.C. Venue
by Todd Dybas August 2017
New signs, shorter lines and a better overall experience — that's what the name change at the Verizon Center turned Capital One Arena will mean for fans, Ted Leonsis promised Wednesday. For the businessman who owns the building and most of the teams that play in it, the deal represents the possibility of a healthier bottom line. The downtown home of Mr. Leonsis' professional franchises — the Capitals, Wizards, Mystics and Valor — as well as the Georgetown Hoyas, has been renamed Capital One Arena, starting immediately. As part of the naming rights deal, the arena, previously the Verizon Center, will undergo $40 million in upgrades.
- Braves' New Ballpark Fuels Revenue Spike
by Tim Tucker August 2017
The move to SunTrust Park is paying off for the Braves, according to financial results disclosed Wednesday. The Braves brought in revenue of $176 million in the April-through-June quarter, a 34 percent increase from$131 million in the same period last year, team owner Liberty Media said in its quarterly financial report. Expenses also were up sharply, but the Braves' operating profit before depreciation and amortization -- a key measure of a pro sports franchise's economic performance -- rose to $27 million for the quarter, compared with $12 million in the same period last year.
- USF Announces Results of Stadium Feasibility Study
by Courtney Cameron August 2017
On Tuesday, the University of Southern Florida announced the findings of a $75,000 feasibility study to examine potential locations and construction costs for a new on-campus stadium.
- 2017 CrossFit Games: A Venue Transformed
by Andy Berg August 2017
The 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games were held Aug. 3-6, in Madison, Wis., at the city's Alliant Energy Center. The venue features five main areas, including four primary structures and a 29-acre outdoor venue. CrossFit Games organizers added a number of temporary structures for food and merchandise vending, a two-story VIP lounge, an obstacle course, a Cyclocross course and other outdoor event areas. Here's an in-depth look at how one venue was transformed to host some of the fittest athletes on the planet.
- Bucks' New Training Facility Wows Players
by Gary D'Amato August 2017
The 77,500-square-foot Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center officially opened Thursday, though Bucks players have been using the facility for several weeks.
- Opinion: Olympics Should Consider Permanent Host City
by Adam Minter August 2017
Angelenos have waited 33 years for the Summer Olympics to return to their city. Last week, they received word that they'll only have to wait 11 more.
- Christiansburg Mulls New Community Rink
by Yann Ranaivo August 2017
Christiansburg town officials are taking a page out of Roanoke's playbook as they look for ways to draw more visitors to downtown.
- Plans to Rename Verizon Center Fall Short
by Thom Loverro August 2017
Ted Leonsis had hoped for a big payday for the international naming rights for his arena, the Verizon Center, going so far as to hiring a company to secure those rights.
- Tar Heels Practice at Kenan Stadium During Construction
by Bob Sutton August 2017
With an indoor practice facility under construction and the previous practice site unavailable, the Tar Heels are holding workouts in Kenan Stadium.